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Windows 7: X-fi Xtremegamer sound issue

10 Aug 2009   #1
Tzacks

Windows 7
 
 
X-fi Xtremegamer sound issue

Myself, and an acquaintance of mine both upgraded from xp 32 -> Win 7 64.

We each purchased a soundblaster X-fi xtremegamer sound card (PCI) quite some time ago (PC is roughly 2 years old).

Upon upgrading to win 7, the sound card fails to recognize. 'Drivermax' verifies that windows 7 is unable to recognize the device, and hence i cannot get any sound currently.

Is this a known issue?

if so how do i go about resolving it.

Sincerely,
Mark


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10 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

Hi Mark, welcome to the forum.
Go here: http://support.creative.com/download...ype=-1#type_-1
and download v2.18.0013 Release date : 26 Jun 09.
I have Extreme Audio and it worked for me.
You can download and Console launcher, ALchemy, etc...
They worked for me too.
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10 Aug 2009   #3
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Welcome to the Se7enforums! Tzack

The first thing to as far as the XtremeGamer card is dump the DriverMax for getting sound working on the 64bit 7. By going through the OS selector I can save you a few more steps since the application portion for the 64bit 7 is still the same for the 64bit Vista seen at Creative Worldwide Support

If you select Windows 7 64bit using the selector you'll only run across the drivers without the applications seen at Creative Worldwide Support

But lose the DriverMax for this. The Creative installers are quite reliable once you download the correct versions for each.
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10 Aug 2009   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i had no problems at all with the aforementioned 'windows 7 64bit' 2.18.0013 driver from creative.

this is an example of one of many problems that can be experienced performing an upgrade rather than a clean install.

uninstall whatever you can see in device manager, and get rid of your xp and drivermax drivers.

once you've rebooted, install the new windows 7 drivers...good luck!
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10 Aug 2009   #5
Sassa

 
 

Quote:
If you select Windows 7 64bit using the selector you'll only run across the drivers without the applications seen at
I installed applications from Vista page and they work perfectly...
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10 Aug 2009   #6
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i had no problems at all with the aforementioned 'windows 7 64bit' 2.18.0013 driver from creative.

this is an example of one of many problems that can be experienced performing an upgrade rather than a clean install.

uninstall whatever you can see in device manager, and get rid of your xp and drivermax drivers.

once you've rebooted, install the new windows 7 drivers...good luck!
It seems that Win 7 doesn't have driver support for some Creative cards...
I preformed clean install and I didn't have soundcard recognized (I have X-Fi Extreme Audio), but when my friend preformed clean install (he have Audigy SE), Win 7 recognized his soundcard.
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10 Aug 2009   #7
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

same deal here. i have the driver (all my drivers) on a usb stick, so after one of the thousands of install i've done, i always have em on hand.
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10 Aug 2009   #8
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
same deal here. i have the driver (all my drivers) on a usb stick, so after one of the thousands of install i've done, i always have em on hand.

Me too..
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11 Aug 2009   #9
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
I installed applications from Vista page and they work perfectly...
The compatibilty between Vista and 7 is tight there where you shouldn't have any problems with most things to start with. There are always a few exceptions however but not many.

When Vista first came out Creative lacked a Vista version of the application even for the 32bit Windows at that time while still having device drivers available. The large advantage now seen with 7 is actually being able to use the previous version drivers and softwares for things like this!

At other support sites you are starting to see Vista/7 labels on updates there.
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11 Aug 2009   #10
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try this. It's a pack I put together for this very issue. Once installed, it never needs to be updated since it adds all the features the card(s) can support.

Cheers.
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